A peek inside the art inventory project at the Boston Public Library

At the Boston Public Library, we’re undertaking an item-level inventory of over 320,000 original art works. That’s a lot of art: Item by item, we are developing descriptive metadata for each object in the Print Collection using content and vocabulary standards defined by the project. One of the ways we help to preserve the materials is to […]

Assistant Archivist at Glenstone

TITLE Assistant Archivist ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION Glenstone is an art museum located on more than 200 acres of rolling hills and unspoiled woodland in Potomac, Maryland. Conceived by founders Mitchell and Emily Rales on their deeply held belief that art is essential to life, it has already become one of the finest collections of modern […]

Art + Feminism + Wikipedia

In March I was invited to three different Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thons! I had a basic idea of what these were about, but I was eager to get involved and find out more. One was held at MIT Libraries, and one at the Institute of Contemporary Art, but I decided to attend the one held […]

Job Posting: Processing Archivist/Collections Manager, Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Research & Scholars offices, Washington, D.C.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is seeking a Processing Archivist/Collections Manager to process the Joseph Cornell Study Center “archives.” This is a temporary, privately-funded position, not to exceed three years. All work will take place in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Research & Scholars offices, located in Washington, D.C. Background The Joseph Cornell Study Center […]

Conference travel: Gerd Muehsam Award

The Gerd Muehsam Award recognizes excellence in a graduate student paper or project on a topic relevant to art librarianship. The deadline for submission isn’t until mid-November. Next year’s winning paper, however, will most likely be written this spring or summer, which means now is the time to think about the award. By gearing your graduate student project toward a […]

VRAF Workshop on Visual Literacy

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for Learning to Look, Looking to Learn: A Workshop on Visual Literacy, to be held on February 22, 2017. This workshop will be hosted by the International Center for Photography in conjunction with the exhibition “Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change,” and is open […]

Twitter chat: #critlib on Visual Literacy, May 17th at 9pm EST

visual culture/literacy Tomorrow night, join us on Twitter at #critlib to talk about visual culture and literacy for librarians. You’ll need a Twitter account to participate, but not to observe. (And you can wait a few days until someone storifies the tweets if you want to read them later in a more functional chronological display.) […]

Sponsored Project Archivist, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Applications due May 1st

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries and the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) seek candidates with archival and disciplinary experience to manage the digitization of NSIDC’s historical print glacier photograph collection. Funded by a grant from the Council on Library & Information Resources Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives Program, the position is […]

Call for Proposals: ArLiSNAP/VREPS Virtual Conference

Proposal deadline has been extended, please submit via this link by Friday, April 8th ArLiSNAP (Art Library Students and New ARLIS Professionals) and VREPS (Visual Resources Emerging Professionals and Students) are joining forces to host a virtual conference this May! The conference, Future Perspectives in Art Librarianship: Digital Projects and Initiatives, will take place at […]